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Changes in patient sorting to nursing homes under public reporting: improved patient matching or provider gaming?

Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Stuart EA, Polsky D. Changes in patient sorting to nursing homes under public reporting: improved patient matching or provider gaming? Health services research. 2011 Apr 1; 46(2):555-71.

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Abstract:

Public reporting of nursing home quality improves matching of high-risk patients to high-quality facilities. However, efforts should be made to reduce the incentives for downcoding by nursing facilities.





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